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Franklin Forgives Nfl's Detroit 'Snub'

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has forgiven America's National Football League (NFL) for choosing THE ROLLING STONES to perform the prestigious half-time Super Bowl slot, instead of a Detroit artist. The Detroit, Michigan native will...

Neville Can't Go Home To New Orleans

NEVILLE BROTHERS star AARON NEVILLE is refusing to return to his native New Orleans, Louisiana - because the hurricane-ravaged city is bad for his asthma. The TELL IT LIKE IT IS singer's home was...

Franklin Added To Super Bowl Line-up

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN will team up with New Orleans, Louisiana, music veterans AARON NEVILLE and DR JOHN at the Super Bowl next month (FEB06). The RESPECT singer will sing the national anthem at...

Foxx Urges Lovers To Buy Luther Tribute

JAMIE FOXX is urging aspiring playboys to pick up a copy of the recently-released LUTHER VANDROSS tribute album this Christmas (05) because it's a surefire way to woo the ladies. The Oscar winner, who...

Osbourne Slams Hall Of Fame Stars

OZZY OSBOURNE has hit out at the other music greats inducted into Britain's Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame last month (NOV05) - for turning the event into an ego-fest. Osbourne's BLACK SABBATH joined...

Dylan Snubs UK Music Hall Of Fame

Rock legend BOB DYLAN infuriated organisers of Wednesday's (16NOV05) UK Music Hall Of Fame by snubbing the prestigious honour by refusing to turn up or make a video acceptance speech. The LIKE A ROLLING...

Eurythmics Hailed By Blair

British prime minister TONY BLAIR hailed pop legends EURYTHMICS at the second annual UK Music Hall Of Fame ceremony in London last night (16NOV05). Blair recorded a video message honouring duo ANNIE LENNOX and...

Franklin Awarded Highest Us Honour

Legendary soul singer ARETHA FRANKLIN has been awarded America's highest civilian honour by US President GEORGE W BUSH. The multi-Grammy award-winning RESPECT hitmaker was given the Presidential Medal Of Freedom for achievement in the...

Franklin Throws Bash For Katrina Refugees

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN threw lavish parties at a hotel in Detroit, Michigan, last week (21-22OCT05) for survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Approximately 40 survivors of the August (29AUG05) hurricane which ravaged America's Gulf Coast...

Carey And Michael To Duet

Pop superstars MARIAH CAREY and GEORGE MICHAEL are in talks to record a duet together. The singers met backstage at the London Live 8 gig in July (02JUL05) and Carey was delighted when Michael...

Aretha Desperate To Lose Weight

Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN is on a desperate mission to lose weight and she has been so inspired by TV star KIRSTIE ALLEY's drastic slimdown, she's signing up to the JENNY CRAIG Diet. The...

Destiny's Child Make It A Double At Soul Train Awards

DESTINY'S CHILD wrapped up their career in Pasadena, California last night (07SEP05) by picking up two honours at the 2005 Soul Train Awards. The trio, who will play their final concerts later this month...

Vandross Tribute Cd

The biggest stars of R+B and pop have recorded a tribute album for tragic soul star LUTHER VANDROSS. ARETHA FRANKLIN, SIR ELTON JOHN, CELINE DION, BABYFACE, ALICIA KEYS, USHER, BEYONCE KNOWLES, WYCLEF JEAN and...

Franklin's Son In Legal Trouble

Soul diva ARETHA FRANKLIN's son EDWARD is in trouble with the law again after allegedly stealing a bicycle. The 47-year-old faces a year in prison if he's found guilty of taking the bike from...

Labelle Battle Voice Problems On New Album

Soul legend PATTI LaBELLE is convinced God is behind her new duets album CLASSIC MOMENTS because she didn't have a voice during the project. The singer was told to postpone recording sessions until her...

Rain Doesn't Dampen Luther's Big Tribute

LATEST: STEVIE WONDER, ARETHA FRANKLIN and CISSY HOUSTON hit the high notes yesterday (08JUL05) as friends and fans of LUTHER VANDROSS braved the rain in New York to say farewell to the soul great....

Stars Plan A Big Turn-out For Luther's Send-off

DIONNE WARWICK, ALICIA KEYS, BETTE MIDLER and DIANA ROSS will be among the stars saying a fond farewell to soul legend LUTHER VANDROSS today (08JUL05) as the singer is remembered at a memorial service in...

Crow Gets Acoustic On New Covers Album

Rocker SHERYL CROW is getting acoustic for a new covers album she's recording specifically for coffee shop chain Starbucks. The singer is recording new versions of her favourite tunes by the likes of ARETHA...

Franklin Cancels Gig For 'Day Off'

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN has cancelled her North Carolina concert on Wednesday (15JUN05) - because she "wants the day off". The music veteran, 63, was scheduled to perform at the Koka Booth Amphitheater in...

Fantasia Tries To Impress Denzel With Tv Roles

AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA is breaking out into TV in America in the hope of raising the attention of her hero DENZEL WASHINGTON. The singer will play soul great ARETHA FRANKLIN on an upcoming...

Mariah Looks Out For Royalties From Copycat Singers

MARIAH CAREY claims she hears so many singers repeating her style on radio today, she now believes she deserves getting royalty payments for it. The IT'S LIKE THAT singer, 35, has noticed that much...

Carey Defends Her Diva Reputation

R+B beauty MARIAH CAREY has defended her status as a diva by insisting the term is only applied to talented women like soul legends ARETHA FRANKLIN and DIANA ROSS. Allegations of the GLITTER star's...

Franklin And Crystal In Talks For Hairspray Remake

ARETHA FRANKLIN and BILLY CRYSTAL are in negotiations to join the cast of the HAIRSPRAY remake. Franklin is keen to play record shop owner MOTORMOUTH MAYBELLE in the colourful movie musical, while Crystal is...

Gabriel + Aretha Join Forces To Sing Sharon's Song

PETER GABRIEL, ARETHA FRANKLIN, WYCLEF JEAN and LINDSAY LOHAN are joining forces for yet another tsunami relief benefit record, which is being co-produced by SHARON STONE. The movie star has co-written the single, COME...

Aretha Makes American Idol Winner Nervous

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN has been attempting to speak with AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA BARRINO - but the newcomer is too nervous to take her call. Barrino, who became the TV contest's third winner...

Stone: 'I Can't Sing'

Soul sensation JOSS STONE hates being compared to legends ARETHA FRANKLIN and ETTA JAMES because she fears that her voice is weak in comparison. The YOU HAD ME singer, 17, admires stars who perform...

Smokey Robinson Renames Joss Stone

Soul veteran SMOKEY ROBINSON is so impressed with British singer JOSS STONE's talents, he now dubs her "ARETHA JOPLIN". Stone, 17, teamed up with Robinson to perform I SECOND THAT EMOTION at record label...

Fantasia Lines Up Big Names For Album

AMERICAN IDOL winner FANTASIA has been given a career boost on her debut album thanks to MISSY ELLIOT, JERMAINE DUPRI, RODNEY JERKINS and R KELLY. In a first for an Idol winner, Fantasia has...

Franklin Tours After Enjoying Ease Of Road Travel

Soul veteran ARETHA FRANKLIN decided to embark on her first tour in 21 years, after discovering she could travel around America without having to fly. The THINK singer has an immense fear of flying,...

Aretha Franklin An Outkast Fan

Soul legend ARETHA FRANKLIN credits OUTKAST with giving her a new liking for hip-hop. The RESPECT singer admits she shies away from most rap, because she doesn't appreciate the lyrics, but she enjoys listening...

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Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful Album Review

If 2011's 'Ceremonials' was the exorcism of Florence Welch, then the 28-year-old's follow up 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful' is her break-up...

'The Hateful Eight': This Is What A Tarantino Western Looks Like [Pictures]

Following a screenplay leak, cancellation and final confirmation that it would be going into production, 'The Hateful Eight' is filming, and...

The Vaccines - Dream Lover [Live] Video

The Vaccines launch a set of live video sessions including a rendition of the album's second single 'Dream Lover'.

George Clooney Loved The Anti-Apocalyptic 'Optimism' Of Disney's 'Tomorrowland'

The new movie marks a change in cinema's obsession with dystopia.

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Enrique Iglesias Suffers Gruesome Injury in Freak Drone Accident During Tijuana Concert

Iglesias refused to seek further treatment until the end of the concert.

Mila Kunis's Stalker Just Escaped From a Mental Facility

Mila Kunis's stalker in on the loose in Pomona.

'The Americans' Wins Major Prize at Critics Choice TV Awards

'The Americans' won the top prize at Critics Choice Awards.

Vince Vaughn: "Banning Guns is Like Banning Forks"

Vince Vaughn gave his views on America's gun laws to GQ magazine.

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